Sammy Rivera, 33, of 121 S. Liberty St., was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of threatening a public official, one count of unlawful violation of an order of protection — all felony charges; two counts of misdemeanor resisting a peace officer; and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to land. His bail was set at $80,000, and he is to complete a risk assessment evaluation before he is eligible to post bond for release.
Rivera allegedly showed up at Fox View Apartments around 8 p.m. Tuesday and tried to kick in the door to an apartment belonging to a woman Rivera has had multiple domestic battery cases with, police said.
Two Fox View security officers responded and reportedly told Rivera to stop, police said. When Rivera refused, the guards tried to remove Rivera from the premises by using force, Carpentersville police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart said.
“(Rivera) turns toward them, fists clenched, and brought them up in a boxing stance and charged at one officer,” Bosshart said.
Rivera allegedly shoved one security officer in the chest and kicked the other in the back as the guards tried to subdue him, Bosshart said.
Carpentersville police arrived and reportedly saw the security guards wrestling Rivera to the ground and handcuffing him. After he was in police custody, Rivera allegedly continued to thrash violently, Bosshart said.
During the struggle to get Rivera into the squad car, Bosshart said, Rivera reportedly threatened to kill one police officer.
As police drove Rivera away from Fox View, he allegedly threatened the other Carpentersville officer, according to police reports.
Rivera reportedly continued to threaten police and struggled as he was placed in a jail cell, Bosshart said.
Police indicated there was a strong smell of alcohol on Rivera’s breath.
Rivera had been previously served a ban notice from Fox View Apartments and was ordered by a court to stay away from the woman whose door he was originally attempting to kick in, police said.
During Rivera’s appearance in bond court on Wednesday, Kane County Judge Bruce Lester ordered that Rivera be held in custody until a risk assessment could be preformed to determine if Rivera possess a threat to the community if released on bond.Rivera is to appear in court Dec. 18.
Rochelle Park police said a 66-year-old man killed himself on the steps of their police station Wednesday night. The man had a single self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found on the steps about 7:45 p.m.
There was no evidence of foul play, Rochelle Park police said in a statement.
Police would not give any other details about the shooting, including the man’s ties to the police department and why he may have killed himself there.
Englewood Police confirmed that a retired police officer died in Rochelle Park last night, but did not immediately have any more details.
Another source has also confirmed to local media that a retired police officer had committed suicide at police headquarters.
The shooting is still under investigation and police have not yet released the person’s name or any other information.
In his arrest report, 43-year-old Lynell Hunter claimed he was approached by two Hispanic men who robbed him of $300 while he was at the ATM.
But a security employee at a nearby casino told police he recognized Hunter because he needed to call a locksmith after locking his keys in his car.
When the officers questioned Hunter a second time, they said he admitted making up the story because he gambled the money away and didn’t want his wife to know about the losses or the cost of paying the locksmith.
Hunter is charged with filing a false police report.
Three thugs were busted for giving a security guard a beat-down after they were told to move their car at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, authorities said yesterday.
Driver Israel Rodriguez Jr., 21, and passengers Luc Vincent, 19, and Robersto Valle, 27, were parked in a Honda near Atlantic and Fifth avenues at 7:30 p.m. Monday when the guard told Rodriguez to move his car, sources said.
Rodriguez moved the vehicle 10 feet, but the guard walked over and again told him to depart, the sources said.
Furious, Rodriguez began assaulting the guard, and his two accomplices joined in the attack, police said.
NYPD officers have charged all three with assault and officers say that the security officer was taken to an area hospital but is doing fine today.